The last Novel Construction Fall Session took place at the Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza, Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday and Thursday, 19-20 October 2022, in conjunction with an IPLOCA HSE Workshop scheduled for Tuesday, 18 October.

Presentations on innovative developments were made on Wednesday morning, followed by Novel group work sessions in the afternoon. Group presentations were then given on Thursday morning.

Click HERE to review the agenda of the session.


After a short introduction on IPLOCA by Innovation Manager, Grégoire de Montmollin, the agenda included several presentations on new technologies in the industry from knowledgeable speakers. The presentations subjects were the following:

The Coextrusion Technology leading to the Development of a Unique Corrosion Prevention Solution
Luc Perrad, DENSO GmbH
Innovative Robotic Application of Self-Healing Coatings
Somaieh Salehpour, Seal for Life Industries
Protecting Anti-Corrosion Coatings with Bore-Wrap in HDD Applications
Ron Raphoon, Winn & Coales
Volvo CE Sustainability Roadmap
Hakan Ask & Rodrigo Konda, Volvo Construction Equipment
The Steering of the HDD is essential for your Pipeline
Hans Blok, Brownline
Unlocking the Value of Data in Mission Critical Processes
Mohammad Shana’a, Morta Technology Ltd
PipeDefender Rock Protection System – Case Studies
Travis Cotterill, PipeSak
The Fully Electric HDD Job Site
Renzo Chirulli, Vermeer

Group work sessions were then held during the afternoon.


After the group work sessions on Wednesday, the different groups presented the results of their discussions.

Logistics Group
J-B Rousseau, Spiecapag
Coatings Group
Somaieh Salehpour, Seal for Life Industries
New Trends & Innovation Group
Chérif Yaker, CRC-Evans/Somico (on behalf of Mustafa Abusalah, CCC)
Steep Slopes Installation
Matt Granger, Ledcor
Earthworks & Crossings Group
Joseph Gilmartin, Fluor (on behalf of Diana Rennkamp, Herrenknecht)
Energy Transition Group
Adam Wynne Hughes, PIH (on behalf of Andy Ball, J. Murphy & Sons)

Other presentations

Road to Success Platform Update
Grégoire de Montmollin, IPLOCA
IPLOCA Members Technology Platform
Grégoire de Montmollin, IPLOCA